Garth Fagan's work and his dancers' delivery are something delectable for the senses. They offer an array of aesthetic, emotional, and thoughtful opportunities for appreciation and wondering.
Kids need the power to have an impact and to be heard, respected and heeded. At the same time they need to know that we will protect them, all of them -- even the bullies -- from the power games of children, from the dramas that can last a lifetime.
There is nothing funny about bullying, nothing funny about child suicide. And yet it's not merely humor but pretty full recognition of our less than friendly impulses, that can save us from the pent up kind.
When we talk about bullying in children, it is crucial that we get in touch with whether we are frozen in guilt or shame or anger, or whether the advice our child is getting is inducing that kind of state.